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Mid-Age Feline

Mid-Age Feline

Mid-Age Feline

Mid-age - Indoor Feline - Age 5.5 - 7yrs

Our Preventative Healthcare Plans allow our attending veterinarians to offer a reward program. based on professional services. for preventative screening. Your veterinary team will evaluate your pet's predominant breed. age. medical history, lifestyle, and condition to create a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) - identifying your pet‘s risk for potential disease. During this evaluation, we can have a family discussion. creating actionable items and a vaccination plan. Our goal? To guard your pet against infectious diseases, and allow us to manage other non-infectious diseases or conditions should they occur.

Components of this Age & Lifestyle Program

  1. Comprehensive Physical Examination

  2. Complete Urine Chemistry and SediVue Analysis

  3. ​​​​​​​Mid-Age Metabolic Blood Chemistry/CBC

  4. Annual Healthcare Planning (Based on Medical History, or Lifestyle)

Mid-Age Indoor Cats – Healthcare Information

Characteristics: Mid-cats are an average of 37-46yrs old in human years. They are sensible and steady. Some "wear and tear" issues can begin to present at this phase of life. Cats that roam outdoors know their territorial limits, but other cats and wildlife do not always respect their boundaries. All cats, even purebred cats where breeding has been considered, should be spayed or neutered before six years of age. Though it’s never too late to spay and neuter, it’s usually too late for cat breeders to plan for a successful breeding at this point.

Mid-age Indoor Cats are Prone to: Obesity; the need for dietary or medication management if medical measures have been prescribed; urological disease; GI disorders; early renal issues; dental and periodontal diseases.

In addition to healthcare: Indoor cats with adequate enrichment may need to be encouraged to keep a regular exercise schedule. Cats are less able to adapt to changes in lifestyle, but can adapt if needed. Changes in home or consistency of schedule should be planned carefully if possible. Consider adding a small pet fountain to encourage water drinking and proper hydration.

Elevated safe zones in the house, where your cat can rest away from people/other animals, and maintaining a litter pan per cat plus one, should help maintain emotional and urological health. Maintain grooming & nutrition appropriate for your adult cat's breed and lifestyle. Quality food should be measured to prevent boredom, over-eating and obesity. Plan for a dental exam in the second part of the year.

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